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Maintenance Work (Cost)

Volume 496: debated on Tuesday 26 February 1952

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asked the Minister of Works the total amount spent on the Palace of Westminster since the end of the war; and how much of this was incurred for work other than that in connection with the building of the new House of Commons.

Between 1st April, 1945, and 31st December, 1951, £2,944,175 was spent on new works, maintenance and repairs, and operation of plant, in the Palace of Westminster; £1,122,410 was on work other than the rebuilding of the Commons Chamber, and of this figure £826,785 was spent on maintenance, including the restoration of stone work.